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Donald "Don" Edward Riggs
(March 27, 1934 - July 16, 2012)

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Died suddenly Monday, July 16, 2012, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He was born March 27, 1934, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the son of Harold and Ruth (Ryan) Riggs. He was married to Lucy Douglas and she preceded him in death on December 25, 1988. Don retired from Ford Motor Co. in 1989, after 32 years of service and after taking some time to enjoy retirement, began working for the Auto Value Store. He was a member of the Ypsilanti Moose Lodge #782 and Ypsilanti Eagles #2250. Don will be remembered for his love of playing euchre and always lending a helping hand to others without bringing attention to himself. Survivors include two daughters: Kim Anderson and Cathy (Eric) Shaffer; one step-son, Gary (Stacey) Smithers; six grandchildren: Alexa, Randi, David, Kelly, Ben and Josh and several other step-grandchildren; one great grandson, Connor; one sister, Rosemary Kelly; his girlfriend, Marianne Oltersdorf and his beloved cat, Spike. Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Janowiak Funeral Home with Rev. Marty Carter officiating. Cremation will follow. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Assn. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home where his family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.

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